The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, Dave Jones, has been appointed new interim Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police. He will fulfil the role until a permanent Chief Constable is recruited to the post.

Chief Constable Jones will be based at South Yorkshire Police’s HQ in Sheffield from that time.

He will work as part of a leadership team comprising Deputy Chief Constable Dawn Copley, Director of Finance for South Yorkshire and Humberside Police, Nigel Hillier, Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Barber and Acting Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin and members of the Strategic Partnership within Humberside Police.

An additional Assistant Chief Constable, Ken McIntosh, will also be seconded from North Yorkshire Police to provide interim support to Chief Constable Jones and South Yorkshire Police Chief Officer team, in particular to help coordinate the provision of support from national police agencies.

The permanent role of Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police will be advertised in the coming weeks, with a view to making an appointment over the summer. Once a permanent Chief Constable is in post, CC Jones will return to his position at North Yorkshire Police.

Dave Jones started his policing career in 1986 with Greater Manchester Police. In 2008 he was appointed to the role of Assistant Chief Constable for Police Service Northern Ireland. He took up the position of Chief Constable at North Yorkshire Police in 2013, where he has worked with Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner, on a programme of service improvement and modernisation. Chief Constable Jones is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on citizens in policing, and sits on the national Special Capabilities Board.

During the interim appointment, North Yorkshire’s Deputy Chief Constable, Tim Madgwick, will become Temporary Chief Constable for that force. DCC Madgwick has served 28 years with North Yorkshire Police and was awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal in this year’s New Years’ honours.

I joined the police service to make a difference and to keep people safe, and that will be my focus at South Yorkshire Police.

Chief Constable Dave Jones